The NZ Transport Agency’s West Coast contracting team will be helping KiwiRail complete urgent repairs to a rail joint on the Taramakau Road-Rail Bridge this coming Friday, 6 October, between 9.30 am and 3 pm.
The NZ Transport Agency is asking the community for their views on a proposed roundabout at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Elles Road in Invercargill, to increase safety and reduce crashes at this high risk intersection.
Heavy rain in Canterbury created fresh slips on the two roads into Kaikoura yesterday and today, with both roads, Route 70 via Waiau and Mt Lyford, and State Highway 1 south via Cheviot, closed this morning.
Drivers on the Alternate Route between Picton and Christchurch will be detoured to Reefton this morning and possibly this afternoon after a two-truck crash on SH65, the Shenandoah Highway, earlier today. The detour adds another hour-and-a-half to the overall journey.
The North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) team will have three five-day closures of State Highway 1 between Peketa and Goose Bay, between now and the end of this year in order to ensure the highway can open safely at the end of this year.
Truck drivers travelling on the alternate Picton to Christchurch route via the Lewis Pass can plan where to stop for rest breaks and fuel, identify trailer swap areas and get information on road conditions, thanks to a new app rolled out by the NZ Transport Agency and Road Transport Association NZ (RTANZ).
The Lewis Pass, State Highway 7, on the new alternate route between Picton and Christchurch, reopened before 9am today but drivers will need to take care as snow continues to fall across the central South Island.
New video footage released today highlights the challenges the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) crews working at Ohau Point, north of Kaikōura, are facing daily as they construct a new highway around the base of the major landslide.
The NZ Transport Agency has published the programme business case for the Nelson Southern Link investigation and outlined the next steps for the development of a detailed business case to develop a new arterial road and progress other activities to ease congestion in the city.